The "official" video came out...
I still get weepy over these total strangers.
It's so cool for me to see the winners coming across the finish line & to know I was standing RIGHT THERE! :)
& if you get confused watching it & seeing the 2nd place woman crossed the ribbon & not the first place - the 1st place came in after, but she had the better time. I said I hated for her that she didn't get that 'ribbon busting' moment herself.
But the girl that came through 1st, but who was 2nd - I got her chip - I got to talk to her... she was incredible. Didn't even look out of breath.
... & watch this video just to get to the story of the lady on the bike... how she was ready to commit suicide & here she is doing an Ironman.
Can you imagine how many amazing personal stories were out on that road on that day?
.... man, this stuff is inspiring to me...
& looky here... the volunteer appreciation video... I always love this.
At the finish line, I remember so many of these people that volunteered there that are in this video.
Unfortunately, they never went any further then the catchers at the finish line with the video... there was a whole other group of people back further working hard...
my knees remember it all even still....
The athletes are so appreciative though. There is one that I saw took Starbucks cards & gave them out all during the day to the volunteers... how cool is that?
These athletes are amazing.